Study with a disability

Uppsala University offers support for students with disabilities. This can include support for reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia, mental disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.

The type of support you will receive is directly related to your education and according to your needs. Examples of the support you can get is note-taking support, audio books and braille, language support, sign language interpretation and mentors. Regarding written examination you can be offered an extended writing time and a spot at the Examination centre for students with special needs at Klostergatan 3. The center offers 13 separate rooms and two smaller rooms with room for 38 students.

If you have a temporary injury or illness, you are not covered by this support. 

If you have a reading disability you can contact the language workshop.

How to get support

  1. To receive support you need to provide evidence of your disability. Contact the Coordinators for students with disabilities at Uppsala Unviersity in order to get a certificate of your disability.
  2. Send the certificate of your disability to us at the Department as soon as possible, to make sure you get the support you need. Our e-mail address is In the e-mail you also need to state what course it is you are studying and what kind of support you need.

Important to think about

  • If you need to write your exam in a at Klostergatan 3, you book a spot by sending an e-mail to, not later than 12 days prior to the exam. You have to contact us every time you want to write an exam at Klostergatan. State in your e-mail what kind of adjustments you need.
  • The library needs six weeks to prepare an audio book. You need to contact the library at Ekonomikum via e-mail,, as soon as possible with your current literature list.

Make sure to watch the film Uppsala University made about studying with disabilities.